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Open Studio 5/02/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 2; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 2, 2017

Paper Beater Training 5/02/17

Training: Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 2; 6-7pm
Papermaking experience required

If you aren't already trained to use our paper beaters, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's paper beaters, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

$20 ($15 members)

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Price: $15.00

Date: May 2, 2017

Create Your Own Chapbook: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class

Create Your Own Chapbook: A Loft/MCBA Writing and Book Making Class
with Julie Baugnet and Morgan Grayce Willow
Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24; 6-9pm

Chapbooks became popular in the early 19th century. Simply put, they are small booklets of poems, sometimes containing a theme. In this Loft/MCBA collaborative class, we'll write and design our own chapbook.

During the first 2 class sessions we'll explore short form poems such as haiku, tanka, and cinquain and then we'll begin to draft our own. There will be time for feedback and revision, as well as sequence planning for a small poetry collection.

During the final two class meetings we'll learn about book design, organization of pages, structure, and binding, using MCBA studio equipment to bind chapbooks containing the poems created (or revised) during the first two class meetings. Students' individual sequence of poems will become a physical object, digitally printed in a small edition.

(All skill levels welcome, but you'll need to be somewhat proficient in Microsoft Word, Pages, or Adobe InDesign; no experience necessary in book making.)

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

This class takes place at MCBA. Please register through The Loft's website.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 3, 2017

Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers

Intermediate Screen Printing: Fun with Layers
with Michelle Lee Lagerroos and Kirsten Olson
Wednesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7; 6-9pm
Screen printing experience required

This project-driven course will focus on the methods, techniques, and procedures employed in screen printing an edition of prints with multiple layers. Gain fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to confidently explore and experiment within the medium of screen printing, including registration methods and techniques, creating analog and digital color separations and artwork for films, mixing inks, printing effectively, and planning for successful screen prints with all of the above. Each participant will create at least one edition of prints over the course of the class and will have the opportunity to participate in a group print exchange. Participants will also have the option to make simple prints on apparel.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category C

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 4/12/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: May 3, 2017

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book

Dirty Works: Print a Single-Sheet Book
with Annie Walsh Alvarado
Friday, May 5; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Dangerous Man Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Experience letterpress printing on a Vandercook press! Print a single-sheet book in two colors, then learn how to cut and fold the simple book by hand.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 5, 2017

Dirty Works: Petal Fold Books

Dirty Works: Petal Fold Books
with Jill Weese
Friday, May 5; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Dangerous Man Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Experience the playfulness and versatility of petal fold books. Make two basic book formats, then explore design possibilities with a variety of colored papers, folding techniques, cutting, and gluing.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: May 5, 2017

Open Studio: Marbling 5/06/17

Open Studio: Marbling
Saturday, May 6; 10am-4pm
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Marbling experience required.
Participants must register at least three days in advance.

$45 ($40 members)

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Price: $40.00

Date: May 6, 2017

Open Studio: Photogravure 5/6/17

Open Studio: Photogravure
Saturday, May 6; 10am-2pm
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Attendance in Polymer Photogravure required or request approval by contacting Anna Bredeson (abredeson@mnbookarts.org)

$35 ($30 members)

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Price: $30.00

Date: May 6, 2017

Open Studio 5/09/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 9; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 9, 2017

Cutting Equipment Training 5/09/17

Cutting Equipment Training
Tuesday, May 9; 6-7pm

If you aren't already trained to use our cutting equipment, here is your opportunity! Through hands-on training you will learn the capabilities of each piece of MCBA's bindery cutting equipment, and how to use them correctly and safely. Completion of this training will allow you to rent this equipment and use it independently.

$20 ($15 members)

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Price: $15.00

Date: May 9, 2017

Introduction to Binding

Introduction to Binding
with Jana Pullman
Thursdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

Learn several binding styles and basic skills, plus important fundamentals of materials, equipment and techniques. Make an accordion with a pamphlet stitch, a long-stitch binding, and a multi-signature case binding. Simple tools and methods will be used and discussed so each student can continue working at home.

Certificate: 12 hours, Category A; fulfills bookbinding requirement

$195 ($175 members) + $40 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 4/20/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Origami: Butterflies

Origami: Butterflies
with Kathleen Sheridan
Thursday, May 11; 6-9pm
All skill levels welcome

Butterflies are known for their flitting movement and delicate beauty. Paper origami butterflies share these traits. Learn to fold a few different origami butterflies to decorate your home, a letter, or to incorporate into your artwork.

Certificate: 3 hours, Category D

$55 ($50 members) + $10 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $45, valid through 4/20/17

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Price: $45.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Open Studio: Papermaking (B.Y.O.Fibers) 5/13/17

Open Studio: Papermaking (B.Y.O.Fibers)
Saturday, May 13; 10am-4pm
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Participants must register at least two days in advance.

$25 ($20 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 13, 2017

Long Stitch Book with Hardwood Spine

Long Stitch Book with Hardwood Spine
with Sue Bjerke
Saturday, May 13, 9am-5pm
All skill levels welcome

Add something new to your long-stitch repertoire: a drilled wooden spine. Use hardwoods from Africa and South America in a rainbow of colors: canarywood, rosewood, bloodwood, and purpleheart are among the possibilities. Cover weight papers will be selected to complement your wood spine, which will be drilled in class from a template. Long-stitch sewing through the wood spine will result in stunning contrasts. Optional embellishment of top-stitching on the book covers will be discussed and demonstrated. The final book will be a chunky 7 x 6 inches (approximately), great for sketching or journals.

Certificate: 8 hours, Category D

$130 ($115 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $100, valid through 4/22/17

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Price: $100.00

Date: May 13, 2017

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)

Introduction to Marbling (Section A)
with Heather RJ Fletcher
Sunday, May 14; 10am-4pm
Great for beginners

Experience the magic of marbling! Learn the basic process of marbling with acrylics, including recipes for the various components of the process. Make four basic patterns (stones, moire/waved, git-gel, and nonpareil), explore seasonal color palettes, and take home your own marbled papers ready to use for books, gifts or decoration.

Certificate: 6 hours, Category A

$95 ($85 members) + $25 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $75, valid through 4/23/17

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Price: $75.00

Date: May 14, 2017

Open Studio 5/16/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 16; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 16, 2017

Letterpress I

Letterpress I
with Erin Maurelli
Thursdays: May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6-9pm
Great for beginners

This introductory workshop offers you a thorough introduction to typesetting and presswork. Essential for any beginning printer or printmaker, this class will cover the basics of Vandercook press operation, studio tools and procedures, typography, image-making techniques, and edition printing. Perfect for beginners or those who wish to gain additional experience with presses. This class is a prerequisite for Letterpress II.

Certificate: 18 hours, Category A; fulfills letterpress requirement

$290 ($260 members) + $65 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $230, valid through 4/27/17

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Price: $230.00

Date: May 18, 2017

Medium to Message: Telling Stories with Paper

Medium to Message: Telling Stories with Paper
with Jeff Rathermel
Sat-Sun, May 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Workshop focus is placed on the hand papermaking process to create high quality papers from recycled materials. Learn to incorporate meaning and content into paper by adding inclusions in the sheet forming process and through laminating techniques. Create a final project of your own design inspired by found paper objects in the Mill District neighborhood. These finished pieces will dry on the windows of the studio and will be viewable from Washington Avenue, adding an additional layer of engagement.
Certificate: 14 hours, Category B or C

$220 ($200 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/29/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Visual Journaling and Mixed Media

Visual Journaling and Mixed Media
with TJ Goerlitz
Sat-Sun, May 20 & 21; 10am-5pm

Practice visual journaling and explore a variety of mixed media: paint, ink washes, colored pencils, markers, pens, custom-cut stencils, and more. Learn skills to face blank pages and challenge yourself to develop expressive content. Discussion will cover various types of journals and methods for designing and planning content for your pages. Bring at least two journals (commercial or handmade) to work on simultaneously. Leave with a handful of prompts to keep you working long after the workshop ends. Dress for mess.

Certificate: 14 hours, Category D

$220 ($200 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $180, valid through 4/29/17

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Price: $180.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Printing on the Platen Press

Printing on the Platen Press
with Jason Yoh
Sat-Sun, May 20 & 21; 10am-4pm

Whether you own your own "clam shell" or have never seen a press, this popular class is a good introduction to letterpress printing. Set metal type by hand, learn to lock it into a chase, and letterpress print editions of your own design. This comprehensive workshop will offer the chance for participants to use both our foot-operated treadle platen press and our tabletop presses. Also open to those who want to bring their own tabletop press!

Certificate: 12 hours, Category D

$195 ($175 members) + $35 supply fee
Certificate enrollees only: early registration rate $155, valid through 4/29/17

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Price: $155.00

Date: May 20, 2017

Open Studio 5/23/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 23; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 23, 2017

Open Studio 5/30/17

Open Studio: Letterpress, Screenprinting, Bookbinding, Papermaking, Paper Beater
Tuesday, May 30; 6-9pm

Letterpress: $35 ($30 members)
Screenprinting: $25 ($20 members)
Binding: $20 ($15 members)
Paper Beater: $20 ($15 members)
Papermaking (B.Y.O. Fibers): $20 ($15 members)

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Price: $20.00

Date: May 30, 2017

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing

Dirty Works: Gelli Plate Printing
with Erin Maurelli
Friday, June 2; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Insight Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Gelli Plate printing is a playful approach to printmaking. This direct printing technique uses a gelatin substrate for printing by hand; no presses! Create beautifully textured images using acrylic paint and stencils. So much fun, it’s addictive.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling

Dirty Works: Paper Marbling
with Suzanne Hughes
Friday, June 2; happy half-hour 5:30–6pm hosted by Insight Brewing; class 6–8pm
Great for beginners

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Explore paper marbling – try your hand at “throwing” color and building patterns that you can use to decorate cards, journals or other papercrafts.

Join MCBA for Dirty Works, a series of casual classes, taking place on the first Friday of each month. Activities are designed for the bookishly curious and the creatively apprehensive; no experience needed.

$35 + $5 supply fee

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Price: $35.00

Date: June 2, 2017